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Little Pappasito's Cantina

#126 of 7,362 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Mexican
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2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
(713) 520-5066
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fish

Stopped by with a large business group on a Wednesday night. Atmosphere was lively and background noise rather loud. We started with a civeche combo that was good For the entree I had a pan seared snapper which was perfectly blackened seasoned but overcooked Portions were huge

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
colinacirc
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped by with a large business group on a Wednesday night. Atmosphere was lively and background noise rather loud. We started with a civeche combo that was good For the entree I had a pan seared snapper which was perfectly blackened seasoned but overcooked Portions were huge

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Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's Wednesday night in Houston and raining and everyone has the same idea. Pappasito's!!! The wait was an hour and we found a spot at the rail and got lucky. A server spotted us, got us drinks and served our meal there as well. Food was excellent as always even with my special order. One of my favorites - will... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wonderful tex mex food.. The ceviche is excellent great flavor. All of the food was well prepared. Our waiter and his trainee were great they knew each item on the menu.. Give them a try...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Fabulous food. Tasty margaritas. Wednesday is half off fajitas, so it can be a little busy and loud but definitely worth a visit.

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Reston VA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were here for lunch and one person had a food allergy so Sarah the kitchen manager came out and willingly helped us. Since we were first-time customers, Sarah insisted we have a free quesadiiás as an appetizer. They were delicious, as were the fajitas we had as a main course. Since this Pappasitos Cantina ( on Richmond) is the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Had a great meal here with friends before a football game. It was very busy so service was a bit slow. The chips and two salsas were great. Everyone was happy with their meal and cleaned their plates. I had the Tortilla soup and it was great. All in all a fun time. Has a festive and loud atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Pappasito's has hands down the best TexMex in the city. They are always consistent, always deliver great service and the atmosphere is always great. The fajitas are excellent, make sure you ask for butter if they don't bring it! The quesadillas are great. The queso is my favorite in the world. Even the kids meals are good.

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The steak with shrimp was awesome . The enchiladas are good and so are the margaritas . We didnt really care for the queso . And a shout to our waiter Wayne for the outstanding service we received .

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best food in Houston especially fish Tacos. Fresh grilled Mahai mahai fantastic A plus very fun and great service Chips And creamy salsa also very good no room left for desert

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Houston, TX
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I'll start by saying that I used to be a loyal Pappa's fan, but after this last incident, I am going to go take a TEX Mex cooking course and learn to cook everything myself. I was at this restaurant on Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 at about 3pm in the afternoon. After enjoying deliciously sized margaritas, and the mixed grilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: (713) 520-5066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?